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VISION 2030 If the roadmap projects are successful and broadly implemented, the US pulp and paper industry could accomplish the following by 2030: * Reduce purchased energy by 50 percent, saving over 500 TBTU per year. * Reduce water used per ton by 50 percent, reducing water discharge nationally by 480 billion gallons per year. * Develop new bio-based products worth US$5 billion in sales per year. * Protect 370,000 existing jobs by making 359 mills in 40 US states more sustainable economically, environmentally, and socially. * Dramatically improve the life-cycle sustainability of its products. To develop the roadmaps, the five teams held workshops, gathering member company and affiliate representatives to discuss the most likely pathways to success. Shown at the Reduced Drying Energy Team Workshop are [rear, left to right] Chuck Hunter (Xerium), Louis Morimanno (Omya), Arvind Singhal (Andritz), Marcelo Deboni (Kadant), Chris Luettgen (RBI), [front, left to right] Kirk Ross (Sappi), and Greg Pittman (International Paper). Renewable Bioproducts Institute, are also being explored by the Agenda 2020 team. PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS While the dozens of industry technical experts on these teams toast the completion of the plans and the launch of the research phase, they also reported benefiting from the experience of developing them. John Gast, manager of emerging and external technology at Solenis, draws the parallel between Agenda 2020 and his company's process of gaining the voice of the customer on technical needs. "Agenda 2020 gives us a channel at the customer corporate level. It is a valuable outcome of membership for a supplier company," Gast observes. Ted Wegner, a TAPPI fellow who recently retired as assistant director of the Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, cites his work with Agenda 2020 as a way to keep abreast of the industry's technology needs-and also the reverse. "Being part of the Agenda 2020 team was one way to deliver Forest Service-developed technology and insight back into our industry," he says, "and it also gave me a way to make appropriate contacts with progressive companies interested in creating the technological future of the industry." 16 Wegner is one of several partners engaging with Agenda 2020 in the development and implementation of the plans. In addition to its partnership with the Forest Products Lab, Agenda 2020 works with agencies of the Department of Energy and several national laboratories. "Having a strong connection with companies through Agenda 2020 has been extremely insightful for Oak Ridge National Laboratory," says Bill Peter, director of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility there. "It helps us better understand the challenges of our industrial partners and how we can aid in the development of improved bio-derived materials like cellulosic nanomaterials. We also collaborate with them on opportunities for energy efficiency improvements in the paper and pulp industry, and communication on other bioderived materials for commercial use." Another example is the P3Nano project under the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities, which seeks to promote new opportunities for forest-based materials as one means of keeping forest-based towns economically healthy and productive. Project Director Michael Goergen plans to use the cellulose nanomaterials roadmap as one source of material for an upcoming solicitation of proposals for research work. Paper360º SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 The paper industry's National Council for Air and Stream Improvement was a significant contributor to the team working on reuse of process effluents, with staff members serving as co-leads and contributing a detailed literature review in the field. TAPPI and its members have contributed to technical content and publicizing the effort. Among universities, the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) has been an active partner, making a strong effort to incorporate Agenda 2020's industry research priorities in its endowed Paper Science and Engineering research portfolio (see related article on page 20). This year, six of eight awards were directly connected to Agenda 2020 priorities from the roadmaps. Another active partner is the University of Maine. "We work vigorously to involve public and private partners from government, industry, and academia," says director Turpin. "We seek their expertise and we can help researchers in academia and the private sector access the necessary experts and wherewithal to conduct their projects." Teledyne, for example, credits its Agenda 2020 partnership as a factor in winning a DoE contract to develop membrane-based technology for black liquor concentration. "Having Agenda 2020 as an industry partner on our application certainly enhanced our chances of being selected for a contract," says Vivek Mehrotra, Teledyne manager and technical fellow. "During our investigations, www.tappi.org http://www.tappi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - September/October 2016

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Agenda 2020 Launches ‘Roadmaps’ to Efficiency, Sustainability, and New Product Goals
RBI: Transforming to Meet the Industry’s Research Needs
Paper Schools: Forging the Future
PPI Top 100
RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year
Automation Upgrade Helps Sappi Gratkorn Perform
Innovative Direct Drive in a Turnkey-rebuilt Project
Klingele Papierwerke Saves Money, ‘Foils’ Stickies
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Life Cycle of the US Paper Industry
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Agenda 2020 Launches ‘Roadmaps’ to Efficiency, Sustainability, and New Product Goals
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - RBI: Transforming to Meet the Industry’s Research Needs
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Paper Schools: Forging the Future
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - PPI Top 100
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Automation Upgrade Helps Sappi Gratkorn Perform
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Innovative Direct Drive in a Turnkey-rebuilt Project
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - Klingele Papierwerke Saves Money, ‘Foils’ Stickies
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Paper360 - September/October 2016 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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